Question: My employer has a mandatory program to test for drugs and alcohol after every work related accident. Will it effect my workers' compensation claim if I refuse to undergo this testing?
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Yes. The workers' compensation law indicates that an employee's refusal to submit to a chemical test at the request of the employer shall result in the forfeiture of benefits under the Workers' Compensation Act.
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